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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
When this book appeared, major elements of the press selected a tiny fragment for a front-page story worthy of the National Enquirer. Unfortunately, journalists virtually ignored the book as a whole, preferring to sensationalize Abernathy's "revelations" about the sex life of Martin Luther King, Jr. As a result, Abernathy became a pariah; when he died several months later, the recent controversy dominated many obituary notices.
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